Belt Cracking at flex points

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tmgaus51, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. tmgaus51

    tmgaus51 Member

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    Hi All,

    I have a fairly new belt which I picked up from the Menswear shop at Nordstrom. The belt is made in USA using Italian calfskin so I would assume it's quality. I've noticed that as I wear it, more pronounced crack-like marks (in between the brown of the leather you can see white) are beginning to appear around where I crease the belt. Is this normal, or a sign of shoddy manufacturing? Perhaps the belt just hasn't been conditioned in a while? Or am I just seeing the normal patina that happens as leather creases (I notice this to a far lesser degree on my shoes)?

    Thanks for the help!
    Dave


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  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    That's happened to a few of my dress belts. I've since worn Brooks Brothers and haven't had any problems. I think they retail for about $125, but go on sale fairly regularly around $100.
     


  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Poor quality - labels do not imply quality in the slightest.
     


  4. tmgaus51

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    Thanks for the advice. Returned.
     


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